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PIA Responds to Tariff Announcements on Uncoated Groundwood Paper; Monitoring Industry Impact of Potential Aluminum Tariffs

March 15, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--In response to the announcement by the Department of Commerce regarding preliminary anti-dumping duties on Canadian imports of Uncoated Groundwood (UGW) Paper, Printing Industries of America President and CEO Michael Makin made the following statement: "Yesterday, the Department of Commerce announced preliminary anti-dumping duties of up to 22.16 percent on Canadian imports of Uncoated Groundwood (UGW) Paper. This is compounded... Read More

PIA Seeks Participants in Hiring, HR, and Recruitment Study

March 6, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America (PIA) Center for Print Economics and Management and the Department of Management at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) are partnering on a new Management Study exploring recruiting, hiring, and human resources best practices throughout the printing and graphic communications industry.   This study will address a common concern among printing industry leaders: the ability to recruit, hire,... Read More

Printing Industries of America Launches Print Powers America—Major Industry-wide Advocacy Initiative

March 5, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America launched Print Powers America this morning, a major industry-wide initiative committed to collectively voicing the tremendous economic influence, consumer impact, and environmental stewardship made possible by print and packaging companies across the country. Spearheaded by Printing Industries of America (PIA), this multi-faceted advocacy initiative combines lobbying, grassroots action, and public... Read More

PIA Announces Automation Ready! Virtual Conference

February 26, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce the newest installment in its virtual conference series, Automation Ready! will take place on Thursday, May 10, 2017. Automation Ready! is a virtual education experience designed to help printers reduce touch points and automate processes to save time and money. Expert speakers and a moderated panel of printers will walk attendees through how to analyze current production... Read More

2018 Premier Print Awards Now Accepting Submissions

February 21, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Premier Print Awards competition honoring print excellence. The international competition is open to all companies involved in the creation or production of print communications, as well as students and student groups from high school, vocational school, or college print production programs.   All entries must be received by May 18, 2018. An early-bird... Read More

Cutting-Edge Technologies Sought for 2018 InterTech™ Technology Awards

February 14, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America (PIA) is currently seeking cutting-edge print and graphic arts technologies for the 2018 InterTech(tm) Technology Awards program. The annual competition hosted by PIA honors truly innovative technologies set to shape the future of print and graphic communications. Manufacturers and suppliers of equipment and software are encouraged to enter by June 1, 2018, with an entry discount available through... Read More

PIA Launches Customer Service Professional Certification Program

February 13, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America has launched a new Customer Service Professional Certification (CSP) program to train and validate the expertise of customer service representatives in a production print environment. The CSP Certification program will provide vital skills in the areas of professionalism, communication, management of internal and external customers, and job production situations to deliver an outstanding customer... Read More

Dr. Mark Bohan Named 2018 TAGA Michael H. Bruno Award Recipient

February 8, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Dr. Mark Bohan, Director of Prinect & CtP of Heidelberg USA, has been named the 2018 TAGA Michael H. Bruno Award recipient by Printing Industries of America. The award is given by the Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) to print professionals with distinguished careers in appreciation of their contributions to the advancement of the graphic arts. Dr. Bohan is an acknowledged expert and evangelist on workflows and... Read More

PIA Responds to State of the Union; Releases 2018 State of the Industry Report

January 31, 2018

Pittsburgh, PA--Printing Industries of America, in response to last evening's State of the Union address, has issued its 2018 State of the Industry report today outlining the economic and public policy outlook for 2018. The following is a statement by Printing Industries of America President & CEO Michael Makin: "Last night, Americans heard President Trump say that the state of our union is strong. Today, I want to echo that sentiment to say... Read More

2018 President's Conference Keynotes Announced

January 24, 2018

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania--Printing Industries of America today shared the full schedule for the 2018 President's Conference, to be held March 4-6, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Co-hosted with the Specialty Graphics Imaging Association, this year's conference focuses on innovations in leadership set to take the printing industry by storm. Key highlights from the 2018 President's Conference breakout sessions include topics like transparency through... Read More

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